advertisement





Print this page Bookmark and Share


Are You Getting Enough Vitamin B6?
Published: 4/2/2013

Vitamin B6, also called pyridoxine, is a water-soluble nutrient that helps in the production of neurotransmitters, the chemicals that allow brain and nerve cells to communicate with one another. Pyridoxine also ensures that metabolic processes such as fat and protein metabolism run smoothly, and is important for immune system function in older individuals.

It may also help address a number of conditions, including:

  1. Nerve compression injuries (like carpal tunnel syndrome)
  2. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  3. Some cases of depression and arthritis

It is often used to treat high homocysteine levels along with folic acid and vitamin B12. Memory loss, diabetes, asthma attacks, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), kidney stones, lung cancer, acne and atherosclerosis may also be alleviated with vitamin B6 supplementation.

Good food sources of vitamin B6 include brewer's yeast, cereal grains, legumes, vegetables (especially carrots, spinach and peas), potatoes, milk, cheese, eggs, fish and sunflower seeds. Dr. Weil recommends 50 mg as part of a daily B-complex supplement that contains a full spectrum of B vitamins, including thiamine, B12, riboflavin and niacin.

Find out which vitamins are right for you.
Everyone's dietary needs are different based on a number of factors including lifestyle, diet, medications and more. To find out what vitamins you need, take the Weil Vitamin Advisor. This 3-step questionnaire requires just minutes to complete, and generates a free, no-obligation vitamin and nutritional supplement recommendation that is personalized to meet your unique nutritional needs.

Want to Continue the New Year on a Healthy Note?
Good health begins in the kitchen. Fresh fruit and vegetable juices are easy with the Dr. Weil Healthy Kitchen Juice Extractor. This powerful yet quiet machine automatically separates juice and pulp into individual containers and is simple to use and clean. Learn more...


Oven-Roasted Tomatoes 10/31/2014
Feeling Stressed? Try a Mineral Bath! 10/30/2014
3 Healthy Candy Suggestions 10/29/2014
4 Ways To Lower Blood Pressure 10/28/2014
Breast Cancer: 6 Ways To Minimize Your Risk 10/27/2014
                        
Subscribe to Dr. Weil's channel on Vimeo for great health-related videos.
Become a fan on Facebook and join our lively conversations.
See what Dr. Weil is tweeting about today on Twitter.
Watch and subscribe to Dr. Weil's YouTube channel.
What's on the blog today? Dr. Weil's daily health tips and more.
Visit our Multimedia Library for videos and photo essays.
Find Dr. Weil's travel, pet, food, and other photos at Flickr.
Read vitamin-related information from the Vitamin Advisor"s Facebook page.
See all of Dr. Weil's pins on Pinterest.
     Click here to subscribe. Or check out our other offerings! Manage your profile!


Copyright © 2014 Weil Lifestyle, LLC
Information on this web site is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication or other treatment.

Ad Choice
Advertising Notice

This Site and third parties who place advertisements on this Site may collect and use information about your visits to this Site and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like to obtain more information about these advertising practices and to make choices about online behavioral advertising, please click here